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The Resource In meat we trust : an unexpected history of carnivore America, Maureen Ogle

In meat we trust : an unexpected history of carnivore America, Maureen Ogle

Label
In meat we trust : an unexpected history of carnivore America
Title
In meat we trust
Title remainder
an unexpected history of carnivore America
Statement of responsibility
Maureen Ogle
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The untold story of how meat made America. The moment European settlers arrived in North America, they began transforming the land into a meat-eater's paradise. Long before revolution turned colonies into nation, Americans were eating meat on a scale the Old World could neither imagine nor provide: an average European was lucky to see meat once a week, while even a poor American man put away about two hundred pounds a year. Maureen Ogle guides us from that colonial paradise through the urban meat-making factories of the nineteenth century to the hyperefficient packing plants of the late twentieth century. From Swift and Armour to Tyson, Cargill, and ConAgra. From the 1880s cattle bonanza to 1980s feedlots. From agribusiness to today's "local" meat suppliers and organic countercuisine. Along the way, Ogle explains how Americans' carnivorous demands shaped urban landscapes, Midwestern prairies, and Western ranges, and how the American system of meat making became a source of both pride and controversy.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ogle, Maureen
Dewey number
664/.9
Index
index present
LC call number
TX371
LC item number
.O39 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Meat
  • Meat industry and trade
  • Food preferences
Label
In meat we trust : an unexpected history of carnivore America, Maureen Ogle
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 324-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Carnivore America -- "We Are Here to Make Money" -- The (High) Price of Success -- Factories, Farmers, and Chickens -- "How Can We Go Wrong?" -- The Vacuum at the Top -- The Doubters' Crusade -- Utopian Visions, Red Tape Reality
Control code
ocn666239979
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 368 pages
Isbn
9780151013401
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013026083
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)666239979
Label
In meat we trust : an unexpected history of carnivore America, Maureen Ogle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 324-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Carnivore America -- "We Are Here to Make Money" -- The (High) Price of Success -- Factories, Farmers, and Chickens -- "How Can We Go Wrong?" -- The Vacuum at the Top -- The Doubters' Crusade -- Utopian Visions, Red Tape Reality
Control code
ocn666239979
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 368 pages
Isbn
9780151013401
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013026083
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)666239979

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